Okay, I have heard of some off-beat gimmicks, but this one, to me, at least, takes the cake. The California based Table 8 restaurant is opening in a new location at the Cooper Square Hotel in New York. It will feature a "salt bar" where you can have cold, cooked meats (charcuterie, in fancy talk) and salts from around the world.
Now, and correct me if I am wrong, aren't most cold, cooked meats already pretty salty? I am thinking pates, rillettes, sausages, bacon, trotters, head cheese, stuff like that. And now I get to put more salt on them? Salts from all over the world, no less.
I just see my self saying to the Mysterious Chinese Woman, "Hey, Mysterious Chinese Woman, lets go to Table 8 and get some salty meat and then put some salt on it. Fancy salt. Salt from all over the world."
Jeez, I need a beer just from thinking about this.